Vancouver's Most Romantic Things to Do Make for Unique and Fun Dates

Whether you’re spending a romantic weekend or planning a spur-of-the-moment surprise, there is much to do in Vancouver that makes for a great date.

Free and no reservations required, the Seawall is ideal for a first date. Stroll or bike around the city, and if things are going well, stop for a coffee or a drink along the way.

If your idea of a good time is getting into the kitchen and preparing a meal together, sign up for a class with The Dirty Apron Cooking School. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a beginner in the kitchen, you'll leave with a full belly and some new skills to whip out next time you're in the kitchen at home. For a more DIY version, head to Granville Island to gather your own ingredients to cook at home.

For the ultimate experience, jump in the car and head to Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. It's about an hour and 45 minutes from the city and it’s well worth the drive. Book a couple’s massage and enjoy the hot and cold pools for some hydrotherapy-it’s ridiculously relaxing and beautiful. The drive is close enough that you can make a day trip, otherwise spend the night and fit in some skiing at Whistler Blackcomb while you're there.

Whatever you choose, you'll be in their good books with any of these romantic things to do in Vancouver.


Grouse Mountain is open all year long for outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. If it's a workout you're after, you'll want to hike the Grouse Grind in the warmer months. This 2.9-kilometer steep trek up the mountain is a tough one, but locals love...  Read More

Fresh air, stunning views, and miles of easy walking (or biking) make the Seawall one of the best places to stroll in Vancouver. Doing all 17.4 miles (28km) may seem a bit ambitious, but the 5.5-mile (8.8km) path around Stanley Park is easily...  Read More

Granville Island

Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. There's something for everyone here, but if you're dreaming...  Read More

Outside the City

The Sea to Sky Gondola takes you on a 10-minute ride up the mountain to the Summit Lodge. Once at the top, this magnificent piece of nature is yours to explore. There are hiking trails, a suspension bridge, viewing platforms, mountain biking...  Read More

Whistler-Blackcomb is known as one of the best ski resorts in the world. With an average annual snowfall of 30 feet and glacier skiing that often lasts into August, it's not hard to see why. If you love the outdoors and getting a workout in,...  Read More

The Willow Stream Spa is a luxury spa located on the 5th floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and it's the perfect place for a couple's massage. Overlooking the water and the North Shore mountains, the spa has a stunning view like no other...  Read More

If your idea of romance is getting into the kitchen and cooking up a storm, this is for you. The cooking school is much sought after and classes fill up quickly so it's best to sign up early. If a class is full, you can request to be put on the...  Read More

Going out for a meal is a classic date idea, but there's still room to shake it up with something unique. For something different, dress up and enjoy afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Notch8. Tucked away in the back of Notch8 is...  Read More

Vancouver is a very walkable city with excellent viewpoints all around the city, but some of the best views are from way up high. Take your date to new heights with one of Harbour Air's seaplane tours. There are over a dozen different tours to...  Read More

Scandinave Spa in Whistler is an oasis that's worth making the trek to from Vancouver. Open throughout the year, Scandinave is always a magical place to go. Step inside the serene building, check-in, and head to the luxurious change rooms to...  Read More


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